Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

Russia wants the eliminate sanctions on Moscow related to its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

He said the Russian hope was that Putin's message would be passed on to U.S. President Donald Trump.

But in an apparent reversal, Mr Trump said the alliance is a "bulwark of worldwide peace and security".

"With all the existing problems, both objective and artificially created ones, we still have quite a few prospects for joint work". But in a Fox Business Network interview, the US president said he wouldn't intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again. But any such expectations have crashed into reality amid the nasty back-and-forth over Syria and ongoing US investigations into Russia's alleged interference in America's USA presidential election. "So I felt we had to do something about it".

Later on Friday, President Trump addressed Tillerson's efforts during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation press conference.

Tensions between Moscow and Washington have further aggravated over Syria after the US missile strike on a Syrian military airfield Thursday, which it claims to be in response to the alledged Syrian government's chemical weapons attack last Tuesday in Khan Sheikhoun.

Speaking on the development, U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley stated that with its use of the veto, Russian Federation has not only said no to accountability but has also said no to cooperating with the UN's investigation and to helping keep peace in Syria.

He added there was no talk on Wednesday about a possible Trump-Putin meeting.

"The world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have this kind of relationship", he said.

"Most recently, we saw rather alarming steps, when an unlawful attack against Syria was carried out", Lavrov said, according to Tass.

Russian diplomats urged patience and for the U.S. and others not to rush to judgment over the April 4 chemical weapon attack that killed more than 80.

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. -Russia ties "may be at an all-time low", and Tillerson struck a similar tone after a day of talks in Moscow.

The press conference came just moments before Russian Federation again cast a veto at the UN Security Council, blocking a bid from the US, UK and France to condemn the suspected gas attack and push the Syrian government to cooperate with investigators.

"The global community has spoken".

Trump's top aides said earlier this month that the President was moved by the photos and video of children suffering from the effects of the chemical attack and that those pictures, in a way, compelled him to take action against the Syrian president. I have absolutely no doubt we did the right thing.

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